The Orient Express-New Finished Pics!

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  1. udallcustombikes

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    I Spent the past week scouring the interwebs to try and find out about this 26" Roadster. When I found NOTHING I decided that I must have the only one in existence. The bikes that I found that were closest were from India. I decided to give up on what this bike is and where it is from and focus on what it is going to be and where I am going to take it.

    Here it is when I brought it home.
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    Rod actuated brakes front and rear. The front is the stirrup type.
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    And the rear is a hub/band brake
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    Some of the cool features the bike is giving me include
    -Cool drop stand
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    -Stainless steel fenders with a cool ornament
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    -Westwood style Ayara rims. The chrome is great under the overspray.
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    -and The sweet full coverage chain guard. I'm talking front and back coverage.
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    The bike has been torn down and is ready to begin the process of cleaning and prepping for paint.

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    My vision as of now includes cleaning and polishing the fenders and rims, painting the chrome parts that are too far gone to save the chrome (unless I can swing a chroming deal) and painting the frame and forks.

    I am seeing metal flake blue on the frame and forks and satin black on the chrome stuff. And a lot of pinstripping. Either all by one artist or perhaps hitting up our talented stripper members and having several of them attack the parts with their own style.
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    Great build man!
    I love this rod break bikes, I´ve done a few my self.
    I´ll try to find a pic I know I have somewhere with an Indian (from India :D ) taxi bike and post it.
    Keep up the good work! :wink:
  3. udallcustombikes

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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    Time to move this one back up to the front burner. Went over to see Ratfink1962 and get a little help with a small frame modification since he has the tools I wish I had.

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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    Wow, that bike is loaded with acessories!! Nice pick1 :D :D Are you going board track themed?
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    Need some opinions from the peanut gallery. I am considering installing a small spacer nub between the two top tubes. I used a small poece of innertube to mock it up.

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    Thoughts?
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    One parallel with the seat tube, one ahead of it same angle flipped around, out of chain stay sized tubing. 8) :|
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    How far between them are you picturing?
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    I dunno, maybe the size of your stretched hand? :?
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    Or maybe in thirds? Make some paper tubes and experiment. :wink:
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    I think I like it better with the stubby tube.

    Oh... and thanks for helping me break-in the tubing roller. that was super easy... Now Im getting all kinds of ideas!!
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    Here is a pic of the direction I am seeing.
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    Any one know where I can find some board track bars like this?
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    Something(s) about your bike scream 'Japanese!'; maybe the fonts used on the metal parts and body, and that chainguard.
    I watch an awful lot of Anime and they're full of bikes like that. That is a very cool bike...

    Bill
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    Got my spacer nub welded in and all of my paint stripped today. Here are a couple pics from the end of the day.

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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    Looking real good :mrgreen:
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    Great job, the truss frame works well with that frame. Check out the soma Major Taylor bars.
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    Looks like the one I stretched and gave to Clancy. Its looking good , and when your use to big cruiser tires
    and you ride something with small ones , they are so fast.
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    I went and looked at them earlier. Those would work great, I am just too cheap to spring for them yet.

    Thanks for the compliments, fellas.
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    I see it's too late on my opinion on the spacer.
    That's what I would have chose anyway :D Looks good.
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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    Spent the morning swapping the aluminum Motobecane stem for a forged steel one and making a laid back seat post. Won't know if it's a keeper until I get the cranks mounted.

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    Re: The Screamin' Indian

    in the meantime you could hook up a brake and have a sweet gravity racer :mrgreen:

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